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Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

Redbanded Stink Bug Ditch Bank Survey 4/15/2018

🕔08:42, 18.Apr 2018

In 2017, we were able to accurately predict the threat of RBSB based on sampling ditch banks in the spring. Every year we sample ditch banks across the state to make collections of various insect pests. With most pests, such

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Furrow Irrigated Rice Summary

Furrow Irrigated Rice Summary

🕔09:28, 13.Apr 2018

We have had a couple of calls from consultants and growers this week about utilizing furrow irrigated rice as an option if planting or levee construction is delayed due to rain.  With an additional 2-5 inches of rainfall forecast for

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Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue Brings Slugs

🕔09:20, 10.Apr 2018

I have recently received a few call about slugs in corn. I suspect this will increase in more crops as planting continues and they begin to emerge. Slug problems usually start on corn first, then move to soybeans, then cotton in our area.

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Riser Program Results Positive

Riser Program Results Positive

🕔09:34, 6.Apr 2018

The Row-Crop Irrigation Science and Extension Research (RISER) was developed as a science based approach to evaluating irrigation Best Management Practices (BMPs) here in the Delta. The RISER program is designed to assist producers in reducing water use while maintaining

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2017 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group V FINAL

2017 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group V FINAL

🕔17:01, 30.Mar 2018

The MSU MG V OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2017 season. Multiple diseases were rated at multiple locations and are provided in this post by herbicide trait. Cercospora blight, Septoria brown spot and target spot were the three most commonly encountered diseases during the season.

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2017 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group IV FINAL

2017 Soybean OVT Foliar Disease Ratings: Maturity Group IV FINAL

🕔16:51, 30.Mar 2018

The MSU OVT soybean locations were evaluated for disease during the 2017 season. Multiple diseases were rated at multiple locations and are provided in this post by herbicide trait. Cercospora blight, Septoria brown spot and target spot were the three most commonly encountered diseases during the season.

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On Farm Furrow Irrigated Rice Results

On Farm Furrow Irrigated Rice Results

🕔17:05, 29.Mar 2018

Over the last few weeks we have made an attempt to explain the data we have concerning furrow irrigated rice.  The first installment explored the small plot research conducted by Lee Atwill, MSU Graduate student. Small Plot  The second installment tried

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Last Week for Pipe Planner 2018

Last Week for Pipe Planner 2018

🕔09:25, 26.Mar 2018

Pipe Planner On-Line Training Webinar  Tue, Mar 27, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/476558917  You can also dial in using your phone.  United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access

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Understanding Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Reduction

Understanding Furrow Irrigation Rice Yield Reduction

🕔17:53, 21.Mar 2018

Data from “on farm” trials are helping MSU Researchers understand some of the yield perimeters associated with furrow irrigated rice.  If you ask experienced furrow irrigated rice producers one thing is clear, they recognize only a small, if any, yield

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2017 Row Rice Results

2017 Row Rice Results

🕔11:03, 15.Mar 2018

Producing rice in a “rowed-up” manner as other row crops such as corn, soybean, and cotton was a foreign concept just a couple of years ago. Row rice or furrow irrigated rice was initially investigated by MSU  Researchers as an

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Pipe Planner Webinars for the Week 3/12-16

Pipe Planner Webinars for the Week 3/12-16

🕔11:45, 12.Mar 2018

Here are the Pipe Planner Webinars for the week of March 12 through March 16.     Pipe Planner On-Line Webinar Training  Tue, Mar 13, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet

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Tips for Planting High Yielding Corn

Tips for Planting High Yielding Corn

🕔13:19, 10.Mar 2018

Southern corn producers often face challenges during planting that can drastically affect the stand achieved and ultimately the productivity of the crop. This article provides guidelines and tips for having a successful planting season.

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Soybean Flood vs Furrow Irrigation Cost

Soybean Flood vs Furrow Irrigation Cost

🕔11:27, 7.Mar 2018

The Irrigation Team at MSU was requested in 2016 to investigate the effects of flood and furrow irrigation by interested farmers.  Traditionally, many rice farmers chose to flood irrigate their soybeans.  Rice farmers were accustom to pulling levees in rice

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Pipe Planner Webinar March 8th

Pipe Planner Webinar March 8th

🕔09:12, 6.Mar 2018

The second in a series of Pipe Planner Webinars will be this Thursday, March 8th.  There is an morning and an afternoon session.  Here is how to join.   Pipe Planner On-Line Webinar Training  Thu, Mar 8, 2018 9:00 AM

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Pipe Planner Webinars Start Monday, March 5th.

Pipe Planner Webinars Start Monday, March 5th.

🕔13:03, 1.Mar 2018

Delta Plastics will start there online Pipe Planner Training Monday the 5th of March.  Follow the information below to participate.   Pipe Planner On-Line Webinar Training  Mon, Mar 5, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST Please join my meeting

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It’s time to check those irrigation sensors.

It’s time to check those irrigation sensors.

🕔12:10, 22.Feb 2018

  Considering the 6 plus inches of rain we had the last 24 hours, irrigation is the last thing on most folks minds.  While we have some time around the shop the next few weeks, here are some things to

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Annual Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- February 23, 2018

Annual Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting- February 23, 2018

🕔14:39, 5.Feb 2018

Make plans to attend the 2018 Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting at the Calhoun County Extension Office in Pittsboro, MS on Friday, February 23rd. The program (subject to change) is below. Please RSVP by February 21st to ensure we have enough

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Cotton Target Spot: 2017 Lucedale OVT Disease Rating Results

Cotton Target Spot: 2017 Lucedale OVT Disease Rating Results

🕔11:42, 27.Jan 2018

Observations of target spot were made in the MSU OVT location conducted in Lucedale, MS during 2017. Included in this blog post are the observations of disease on leaves as well as the percent defoliation from all 52 varieties included.

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2017 Cotton Variety Trial Data – Final Data

🕔10:08, 26.Jan 2018

After a lengthy delay in getting fiber data back, final data for both the on-farm variety trial program and the small plot Official Variety Trial (OVT) are now available.  Please follow the links below to access these data.  Mississippi State

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2018 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting

2018 Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Meeting

🕔15:21, 24.Jan 2018

On February 8th 2018, Mississippi State University will host the sixth annual Future of Agriculture Graduate Student Competition. The competition will be open to M.S. and Ph.D. students working in production agriculture. Over the last several years, there has been

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What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

What Will Cold Temperatures Mean for Redbanded Stink Bug This Year?

🕔09:20, 20.Jan 2018

Entomologist across the Mid-South have had numerous questions about how below average temperatures we have encountered this month will impact RBSB populations this year. What we know is RBSB’s are tropical insects that do not survive well in cold temperatures. We have

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Clethodim-resistant Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi

Clethodim-resistant Italian Ryegrass in Mississippi

🕔09:40, 11.Jan 2018

Italian ryegrass resistant to clethodim is present in Mississippi.

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2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

2018 County Extension Meeting Schedule

🕔08:55, 21.Dec 2017

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will be hosting a number of county row crop extension meetings in the spring of 2018. Each meeting will cover issues specific to the area and will provide information on weeds, insects, disease, economics,

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2017 Cotton Small Plot OVT and Large Plot On-Farm Variety Trial Preliminary Data

2017 Cotton Small Plot OVT and Large Plot On-Farm Variety Trial Preliminary Data

🕔09:43, 16.Dec 2017

Cotton variety trials were conducted throughout Mississippi in 2017.  Small plot official variety trials (OVT) were conducted at the following nine locations:  Verona (dryland), Starkville (dryland), Brooksville (dryland), Senatobia (dryland), Lucedale (dryland), Tunica (irrigated), Clarksdale (dryland), Stoneville (irrigated), and Eden

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Soybean Variety Suggestions for 2018

🕔15:07, 15.Dec 2017

Variety selection is an incredibly important management decision for soybean production. Factors such as soil texture, planting date, irrigation capabilities, row spacing, harvest capacity, among others, may influence the decision of selecting a variety. There are a number of excellent varieties available

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